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British Teen Gained Access to Intelligence Ops in Afghanistan, Iran Pretending to Be CIA Head
The Telegraph ^ | 24 Jan 2018 | Hayley Dixon

Posted on 01/25/2018 1:18:34 PM PST by nickcarraway

British 15-year-old gained access to intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be head of CIA, court hears A 15-year-old gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran by pretending to be the head of the CIA to gain access to his computers, a court has heard.

From the bedroom of the Leicestershire home he shared with his mother, Kane Gamble used “social engineering” – where a person builds up a picture of information and uses it manipulate others into handing over more – to access the personal and work accounts of some of America's most powerful spy chiefs .

The teenager persuaded call handlers at an internet giant that he was John Brennan, the then director of the CIA, to gain access to his computers and an FBI helpdesk that he was Mark Giuliano, then the agency’s Deputy Director, to re-gain access to an intelligence database.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; audacity; cia; hackers; impostor; intelligence; iraq; johnbrennan; kanegamble; markgiuliano; obamaadministration; teenagers

1 posted on 01/25/2018 1:18:34 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Good grief!......................What kind of security doe we have that a 15 year old from across the pond can get thru it that damn easily!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?..................


2 posted on 01/25/2018 1:22:45 PM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: nickcarraway

“The teenager persuaded call handlers at an internet giant that he was John Brennan, the then director of the CIA”

Really inspires confidence in both the Intel community and “internet giants” when they’re social engineered by a kid.
(shaking head)


3 posted on 01/25/2018 1:22:45 PM PST by LouieFisk
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To: nickcarraway

I would at least give her a job......................


4 posted on 01/25/2018 1:24:03 PM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Red Badger

Now we know who Q is !


5 posted on 01/25/2018 1:30:10 PM PST by Strac6 ("Mrs. Strac, Pilatus, and Sig Sauer: All the fun things in my life are Swiss!")
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To: Red Badger

With a very distinct Leicestershire British accent!!!


6 posted on 01/25/2018 1:31:59 PM PST by Strac6 ("Mrs. Strac, Pilatus, and Sig Sauer: All the fun things in my life are Swiss!")
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DeepInTheHurtgrenForest

Quidam


7 posted on 01/25/2018 1:32:12 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Red Badger

It was done in O’Dumbo’s administration. No further info needed.


8 posted on 01/25/2018 1:51:37 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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It doesn’t matter who, just that it happened, and easily......If she could do it, who else did it and how much intel did they steal?..........................


9 posted on 01/25/2018 1:53:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: nickcarraway

Damn kid.


10 posted on 01/25/2018 2:51:45 PM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Red Badger
If she could do it...

"She" is a "he".


Kane Gamble arrives at the Old Bailey in London, where he will be sentenced for hacking top ranking US officials
11 posted on 01/25/2018 2:53:54 PM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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Hard to tell theses days..................


12 posted on 01/25/2018 2:55:15 PM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: Sopater

Wow.........


13 posted on 01/25/2018 2:58:52 PM PST by txhurl (Banana Republicans, as far as the eye can see)
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